This weekend as part of Open House Perth, local skater Morgan Dyson will give a brief history of skateboarding in the city and show the different ways skateboarders see and use architecture and public space.

He’ll tell some stories about the positive results that have come from accepting and integrating skateboarders into the cultural fabric of Perth, compared to the days when a grumpy security guard would chase them away from grinding on a park bench.

A collaboration between Open House and Janes Walk Perth (part of a global movement to better appreciate cities on foot, in memory of the late urban activist Jane Jacobs), the event starts at Beyond Skate City, 15 Howard Street, Perth, this Saturday November 11, at 10am. Most events are a “turn up at the right time” affair but book for this one at

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